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OUTREACH COMMITTEE ANNUAL REPORT 2018

OUTREACH COMMITTEE ANNUAL REPORT 2018

Micah 6:8  “What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love mercy and walk Humbly with your God.” Living our faith through Outreach continues to be a big part of Lynnewood’s heart and soul. We are excited that we are completing our second year as a serving site for Open Heart […]

Visit With Alyss Swanson

Visit With Alyss Swanson

Alyss’ Story, Sunday, April 28th at 7:00 p.m., Lynnewood United Methodist Church.  Alyss Swanson is on the deacon track for ordination in the United Methodist Church. She is appointed to serve as a pastoral psychotherapist at Process Therapy Institute, a non-profit mental health agency in Campbell.  As a transgender woman and person of deep faith, […]

Chancel Choir Goes to Carnegie Hall!

Chancel Choir Goes to Carnegie Hall!

Chancel Choir Goes to Carnegie Hall! What a journey we have had, from first hearing in February 2017 of our invitation to sing in Carnegie Hall to our fundraiser concert in June to all the rehearsals starting in September and culminating in our concert on Sunday evening November 19, 2017! Our first rehearsal in New […]

More Than Just a Bologna Sandwich

More Than Just a Bologna Sandwich

Four years ago, when our family had just moved to the bay area, we took BART into the city to see a ballet and were struck by the number of homeless people we saw on our short walk. There was such an incredible need, we realized we had to something.  The pastor of a church […]

Don’t Check Your Brain at the Door

Don’t Check Your Brain at the Door

I’ve always been willing to ask the challenging questions. I think a big part of it was the way I was raised, the way my mom treated her faith. There were certain basic tenants, but everything else was up for question. That really took hold for me when I got to college, when I took […]

A place for all of us to call home

A place for all of us to call home

Joel and Theresa’s story When we moved to Pleasanton in 2013, we wanted to find a new church that would be a good fit for ourselves and our three children. We had a first cousin who attended Lynnewood, and we decided to try it out. We weren’t going to go to a church just because […]

Learning to Question

Learning to Question

Lynnewood United Methodist Church gave me permission to doubt. In many ways, this began for me during the Confirmation process. The philosophy behind Confirmation is simple: when you’re an infant, your parents choose to baptize you in the church; once you’re older, you have a chance to choose for yourself. It’s easy to assume that […]

Come Grow With Us

Come Grow With Us

Jim’s story From college onward, I rejected the church. I couldn’t make sense of all of the miracles, which didn’t square with my understanding of the world. Yet, as I grew older and we moved to the suburbs, I also understood how easily we might become totally self-absorbed, focused only on our own lives. I […]

The Comfort to Feel Confident

The Comfort to Feel Confident

Rebecca’s story of growing up at Lynnewood “Of course you can quit,” Pastor Paul told me, “you don’t need to feel bad. People do it all the time.” We were discussing a summer job offer I had received after already starting somewhere else. As someone who always scores sky-high on conscientiousness, I was agonizing over […]

Healing others, healing myself

Healing others, healing myself

Linda’s Story I came to Lynnewood after my fiance passed away. At that time, I really needed a church and had visited a few, but none had clicked. However, the day I came to Lynnewood, I immediately met three wonderful ladies who gave me a big hug and a big smile and I knew this […]